Bollinger, Grande Annee, 2002

Champagne, Champagne, France

Bollinger, Grande Annee, 2002

Champagne, Champagne, France




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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40% Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Optimum Drinking: 2018-2020 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102377 Alcohol: 12% Label Quality: Original gift/presentation box.
Estate Notes

Bollinger's Grande Annee 2002 comes in its original gift/presentation box. The Grande Annee is only released in 'great' years and yields from the fruit of one harvest.

For the Grande Annee, Bollinger selects its best wines from its crus and ferments them individually in oak casks prior to blending. The wine is aged for a minimum of five years in its bottle prior to release.

Established in the early 19th century by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, Bollinger remains under the control of the wider family and is synonymous with rich, complex, classic Pinot Noir dominated Champagnes with great aging potential. Around 75% of Bollinger’s grapes are harvested from its own vineyards to ensure quality.


"Ripe, appealing flavors of peach, Gala apple, toast and blood orange mix with a streak of minerality and notes of spice, all set on the fine-grained texture. Fresh and focused, with racy acidity and a long, mouthwatering, nut-tinged finish." Wine Spectator

"Light gold. Ripe pear and honey on the explosively perfumed nose, with sexy floral and marzipan nuances expanding with air. Fat, full and palate-coating, boasting impressive power and thrust. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and energy and finishes long, with smoky and spicy nuances." Stephen Tanzer

"Bollinger produces one of the most consistent lineups in Champagne. Bollinger is one of the handful of larger firms that manages to put out consistently high quality wines despite its size. This estate based in Ay is probably best known to the public through its long association with the James Bond films, which is quite possibly one of the most successful product placement campaigns of all time. Despite the show biz glamor that has inextricably become part of the Bollinger mystique, at their best these are serious wines with significant aging potential."